Community Road Safety Partnerships (CRSP) is a "grassroots" road safety program coordinated by the Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER). Kentish Council has been participating in the program since 2004, with the Latrobe Council forming a joint committee through the resource sharing agreement in 2011.
The committee has representatives from; emergency services, council, road safety, school bus drivers, and the community that discuss road safety matters in the region and undertake localised campaigns. Over the years the committee has developed and delivered a number of these campaigns aimed at encouraging safe driving behaviours. They can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
One of the major achievements of the committee was the construction of a road safety bike park in June 2012. Located at the new Kentish Health Centre (7 Henry Street, Sheffield), the park simulates real life road conditions for children, encouraging them to learn and abide by the road rules. It is expected that once these children grow up, they will have a good basis of knowledge of the road rules.
During 2013, it was highlighted just how many horses ride on Kentish Roads. With the passionate invovlement from local riders, the committee undertook a project to implement a number of measures to improve the safety for riders. These measures incorporated the installation of signage in key locations around the Kentish municipality to make motorists aware of the presence of riders, and the development of an informational brochure for both motorists and riders. The brochure can below.